Updated: Jul 22, 2022
Happy National Tennis Month Family!
National Tennis Month is a nationwide grassroots effort driven by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and its industry partners celebrating tennis, a sport which challenges one both physically and mentally. For 31 straight days, players, local coaches, facilities, retailers, tennis manufacturers and more will be driving awareness about the sport and its benefits by bringing existing and new players to the game with special events, promotions and play opportunities in their communities.
It’s is only right that CBTC get in on all of the fun! We have partnered with USTA to bring you events curate by beautiful black tennis players like yourself. If you missed, our Tennis is a Vibe: Jams & Slams session, we feel sorry for you! We had a blast playing doubles, dancing and competing in challenges to win private lessons. But do not worry we have something planned every week for the month of May to celebrate. Below are some of the amazing events you can look forward to:
May 14rd, 2022
Family Tennis Day @ "Da Tuck"
TUCKASEEGEE PARK | 10 AM - 1 PM
May 22nd, 2022
From Paris, With Love: French Open Watch Party
PINHOUSE | 2:30 PM - 7 PM
$10 Donation for Minority Youth Tennis Summer Camps
May 28th, 2022
Afro-Soca Love - Black Owned Marketplace & Kids Racquet Drive
Black box theatre | 1 PM - 5 PM
Host Associated Fee
Register for all events by following this link, https://www.charlotteblacktennisclub.com/events
We hope you are all able to participate in if not all, some of these events because they are guaranteed to be a great time. Looking ahead at our schedule, it seems as if the fun and growth of our organization is going hand and hand. We have launched our tennis ball machine rental service, in June we will celebrate our 1-year anniversary and by the end of this week we will have tennis meet-ups scheduled for every day of the week.
We recognize the our tennis family is growing at a very rapid rate. With that growth comes more challenges we face, like waiting for courts. Our board is working on making some changes to our dynamic to ensure we eliminate this issue and have more structure starting in June. Information will be shared in regards to those changes within the next two weeks. We hope everyone continue to enjoy their summer and we look forward to seeing you all out on the courts.
P.S. SAVE THE DATE: American Tennis Association tournament is scheduled for July 23rd – 31st, 2022. We plan on attending July 28th-31st. When the USLTA issued a policy statement formally barring African-American tennis players from its competitions, the Association Tennis Club of Washington, DC, and the Monumental Tennis Club of Baltimore, Maryland, conceived the idea of the American Tennis Association (ATA).
The ATA was born when representatives from more than a dozen black tennis clubs met in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 30, 1916, Thanksgiving Day. This is the largest gather of African-American tennis players and enthusiast in the U.S.